Friday, March 5, 2010

Plaza de la Maria Pita, Town Hall (photo:Christof C, August 2008)

This is the Town Hall of La Coruna located opposite a statue of Maria Pita, the patron Heroine of the city, crushing an Englishman. I chose this building and the Plaza de la Maria Pita as a whole because despite being little known and its nineteenth century construction neither unique or definitive, this Plaza nonetheless defines the city.

The people in the picture all utilising this space for time with friends or family, like the forum of Ancient Rome this simple clear space creates and enhances the sense of community. The building houses the local government, it's architecture as culturally influenced and indivisible as the city itself. Taking Celtic, English, French and of course Spanish influences from its long history of European trading.

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